We think the best way to learn about banking is by working in a bank. So, we set up The Bank of Ireland School Bank to offer students some basic financial education.
Benefits of Opening a School Bank
It gives students the chance to work in the School Bank across a number of roles from Bank Manager to Digital Manager, learning about banking and how to work as an effective team.
A team of five senior cycle students in each school will be involved in setting up and managing the day-to-day operations of the School Bank from Marketing to data protection.
And it’s not just the School Bank team who benefit, as all students can open a genuine bank account by visiting the onsite School Bank. There are incentives available for the school.
Services available from your School Bank
The School Bank opens for business usually for half an hour, each day for one week at times and dates agreed between the school, the Bank of Ireland Youth Coordinator and the newly appointed School Bank Manager.
No teachers are required to help run the school bank; only the School Bank team and the Bank of Ireland representative are required.
School banks generally run for a period of 8 weeks.
Supported by your local branch
The School Bank team will be supported by a Bank of Ireland Youth Coordinator to ensure the smooth operation of the School Bank, and to support the team with any questions and queries they may have.